Crib Mattresses and Safety

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One of the most wonderful part of having a child is planning for his/her bedroom. Hence, it is important to choose the best things although the perfect decoration of the room matters such as selecting a paint color of the room or a beautiful, comfortable bed. It would be best if you also considered having a healthy sleeping room, which begins with the perfect crib mattress for your child.

Although you might think that any mattress would be okay, there are some things you should keep in mind before buying a mattress for your child; it could be regarding the safety aspect as well as some cool features


Standard Size of Crib Mattresses

A Crib bed foam with full size should height about 28 inches, and it should be about 52 inches in length, and the thickness of the crib should be less than six inches. Typical crib mattress can fit comfortably in these dimensions in a full-size crib mattress that can have an inner width of between 28 inches and 29 inches, and an inner length of between 5 5/4 inches and 54 inches.

Both the retail carton and configuration directions must mention these measurements and those of the mattress. Non-standard crib mattresses which differ in size (say, for round or mini-cribs) but must meet non-full-size crib requirements and all non-full-size crib mattresses must be sold with the mattress. There cannot be a gap of more than a 1/2 -inch at any point when a mattress is placed in the middle of the crib. If the mattress is moved to one side, at no point would there be a gap of more than an inch. Consumers should not be worried as the cribs and the non-standard mattress is sold separately in the market so you can choose the mattress according to your choice and with respect to the size of your crib

Are Old Cribs Safe to Use?

Having New cribs aren’t affordable, and it can save a lot of money if you go for a refurbished model or a used model. To use a crib that has been used by your family for a very long time, there can also be plenty of nostalgic value attached to it, but some of the old cribs may not be safe if the age of the kid is more than ten years. In 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission made crib protection a top priority, setting strict requirements for suppliers and sellers. Such requirements include better mattress supports and crib railings, highly robust crib hardware, and strict licensing testing.